The Clintons seem to have an issue with digital information going missing around them.
Back in 2009, shortly after Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state, a hard drive containing 2 terabytes of information from Bill’s tenure in the White House was stolen from the National Archives. According to LifeZette, Hillary was informed by her attorney Cheryl Mills about the massive data theft on April 13, 2009 via email, and while only three documents on it were said to be classified, it held a trove of information related to Bill’s administration.
The National Archives had a backup copy of the drive. However, questions still remain as to why the information was stolen eight years after Bill Clinton left the White House.
LifeZette has more:
The possible data losses were all serious but only three documents were classified. Social Security numbers and birth dates may have been lost to thieves. Political information may have been stolen, too.
“Two terabytes is a very very large amount of data; the drive may contain a wide range of memos, emails, and other electronic documents from the Clinton White House,” wrote Blake Roberts, deputy associate White House counsel for President Obama. “All the material is unclassified, except for three documents which Bill Leary has examined and does not believe present any significant risk.”
But the loss was still serious.
“Based on its analysis, NARA (National Archives) believes the drive contains other sensitive material, including: There is at least a 50% likelihood that the personal information (including DOB and SSN) of all individuals placed through the Clinton Presidential Personnel Office was on the lost hard drive,” wrote Roberts. “There is a 90% likelihood that the personal information (including DOB and SSN) of all Clinton WH staff was on the lost hard drive. There is a 100% chance that some of it was on the lost hard drive.”
The three classified documents were authored by Lael Brainard, then a top nominee for the Department of the Treasury, Roberts wrote.
“There are almost certainly records from many other White House officials,” he said.
This wasn’t the first time that information regarding Bill’s presidency was stolen from the archives. The late Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s national security adviser from 1997 to 2001, removed documents from the archives between September and October of 2003, and he was later charged but never served any prison time for the offense.
But what is it about the Clintons and information about them constantly going missing? It’s almost as if they’re trying to cover up their actions while serving in government, but surely such “honest and upstanding” public servants wouldn’t ever do such a thing, would they?